Drinkaware appoints medical advisory panel

27 January, 2010

Drinkaware has appointed a national advisory panel made up of expert medical professionals, to advise its work educating consumers about alcohol misuse.

Drinkaware has appointed a national advisory panel made up of expert medical professionals to help in its work educating consumers about alcohol misuse.

The panel will assist the charity in raising awareness of the long and short-term social, physical and mental health risks associated with excessive drinking. It will also help Drinkaware to provide consumers with the most up-to-date, medically-sound information.

The six members, whose expertise cover a broad spectrum including liver, mental health, accidents and emergencies, public health, adolescent health and oral cancer, have committed to offering the charity advice for at least a year, under the overall direction of Drinkaware’s chief medical adviser, professor Paul Wallace.

Chief executive Chris Sorek said: “It’s imperative that we are all aware alcohol misuse can have a harmful effect on our social, physical and mental health.

"The appointment of the medical advisory panel will help Drinkaware to be at the forefront of medical advice relating to alcohol and will ensure that the charity continues to be a trusted source.”




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